Friday, February 8, 2008

HERE SHE IS

I received my latest Avon Lady Albee. I was surprised to see it arrived with my C#4 order as we usually receive her at our meeting. Isn't she pretty. Here is a full front view of her: Here is the back of her and check out the detail. AND here is a close up of her: She is my 1oth doll. She is porcelain and once all the PC members get them the mold is broken. I guess then you would have to check out ebay if you broke yours. You have to have reached $12,800 in sales this past year to get one. This does include brochures, demos, sales aids such as bags etc. The next level up is $30,000. Three years ago I was only about $2500 short but the last two years I wasn't as close. I am about half way there now. I don't know if I can make it though, try as I might.

I belong to the Deb's Crochetaholic swap blog and you can join a swap every month, any month or only a few months during the year. It is whatever you decide. I joined for this month. It is pink and red due to it being Valentine's and I love pink and red. I am a sucker and fall for anything pink and red. There is an area to put your wish list on the blog which is good for all kinds of other swaps. So here it is.

Crochetoholic Wish List

1. Are you a knitter or crocheter??
A knitter mainly but I do crochet simply things without shaping like granny squares

2. I love to make...
socks, bags, totes (felted and not), shawls, toys, afghans and and and….

3. I really want to make...
more socks, felted and not felted totes (including the constant companion and I have the pattern for it) and bags, shawls, toys and and and…..

4. My favorite yarns are...
natural yarns, wools, silks, alpaca, kid mohair, cotton

5. My wish pattern is...
NONI bag and flowers, Debbie Abrahams beaded afghan BUT I know there are a few others AND maybe I will find them

6. My favorite hooks or needles are...
bamboo and Bryspun DPNs and my Denise

7. I really wish I had...
another set of Denise and the Knit Picks Harmony DPNS and Harmony circs, more knitting magazines (a list is on the side of my blog) a spinning wheel and more money

8. My favorite colors are...
pink, red, purple, blues, some green, black and white

9. My hobbies...
knitting, quilting and sewing when I can again, cooking, baking, reading, playing on the computer, shopping, petting my yarns, and gardening when I have a garden again

10. My kitchen theme and colors...
is presently many bright colors with apple green and light green walls, cobalt blue and wicker for decoration but I am on a waiting list to move and the new place has a galley kitchen so then I don't know what I will do or if there will be space to do anything

11. My bathroom theme and colors...
is presently post office blue, red and white with red, white and blue towels and Americans decoration but I don’t know what I will do in my new place

12. My dislikes....
black licorice and any thing with anise, fennel or black licorice flavor, people who lie, rude people, smoke smelling items, bugs, dusting (well yes cleaning also)

13. My allergies...
wasps

14. My favorite pets...
I have one feline fur toddler named Solara and I love her to pieces

15. My favorite scents...
Patchouli Oil Woody Sandalwood oil from the Body Shop, Shalimar, Lavender, Jean Nate after Bath Splash (which is very hard to find in my city, I am out of and I think this one really ages me) fresh scents, rain, ocean, a couple of the Avon colognes I sell, and the scent of baking

15. My favorite novels or magazines...
Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, some of the British knitting magazines, some of the other knitting magazines, Threads, Cook’s Illustrated (I have a subscription to this one). I read mysteries and some series. I only need #1 and the latest in the Debbie MaComber Cedar Grove series so I can start reading it. My favorite series is the Joe Grey PI series.

16. Other stuff about me...
I am an American living in Canada. I live with my feline furchild Solara who will be two the beginning of March.
I love to knit.
AND I can’t believe how old I am.
I took a spinning class and am hoping to get a spinning wheel eventually. I have wanted one since I was in my twenties but I got a divorice instead.
I can’t seem to master using a drop spindle.
The music I like to listen to are oldies from the 20’s - 60’s, blues and jazz.
I would like to decorate my home in French Country Shappy Chic.
I love to go to garage, tag sales, flea markets, and second hand shops.
I collect knitting, sewing/quilting books and magazines, cats, angels, fairies, Americana, patterns, yarn, fabric and would love to get some sugar and flour sacks from the early years. I won't mention the other items.
I love gardenias, daisies, wild flowers, watermelon, chocolate, jelly bellies, ice-cream cake, cookies, coffees and teas.
I love polka dots.
I love to shop.
I lover glitter and glitzy items including yarns AND I don’t care if glitz and glitter makes older people look silly or older.
I love to cook and bake and would like to take a culinary course.
The front of my hair is pink and there is some pink in the back. Did I say I love pink. I wouldn't mind putting some blue and purple in my hair also.
I love all my friends.
Did I mention I love knitting?

BOO HOO!!! I am sad as I would have loved to take the spinning class coming up a week from Sunday but I haven't had time to practice spinning since I don't have a spinning wheel and I can't afford it BUT I will get over it and maybe it will be given another time.

This past Wednesday evening was one of my February knitting get togethers. This one was at Chapter and I certainly did enjoy it very much. Here are some photos.
Hi happy and smiling Cori.
Janice is being shy this evening.
Everyone is busy knitting or gabbing. I have so much fun when I go to the knitting get togethers. I am busy bee at them. I chitter chatter with everyone and check out what they are all making. I review all the new magazines and books. I get to have some good treats to eat and drink. Sometimes I even knit while I am there. Sometimes I am just too busy doing and going to knit.

I decided to join this blog: Sock Stash Elimination Campaign at http://sockstasheliminationcampaign.blogspot.com/ but I haven't heard anything yet.

I also wrote to Linda from Custom Yarns about hosting a knitting e-party but haven't heard back yet from her. If and when I hear from back from her and have a date set I will send out invitations. You will be able to shop from 6AM to 10PM. Those who place orders of $19.99 or more not including sale items will receive a free gift. To those of you who read my blog and are interested if you let me know and leave me your email addy when I hear back from Linda and have a date for my party I will send you an invite. It sounds like it could be interesting.

I checked the tracking on the two packages I mailed on Jan 31 to the states one to my friend Rori in Florida which is for Valentine's Day and the other is my Pedicure Sock Swap from the Sockamaniac group but both say nothing more than received at my postal station Jan 31. What is taking so long?????? I am not even receiving them and I am impatient.

I will be receiving my partner's name in the Hand Dyed Yarn Swap 3 this weekend. This is my second go around for this swap. I am looking forward to see what kind of yarn my partner wants. I have an idea for dying it differently this time but still using Kool-Aid.

AND look at this swap http://swapntails.blogspot.com/. No I didn't join it but I may at a later date. It is a special swap for Solara. No we don't swap pets. Close but no cigar. You may want to put this blog in your favorites http://mizalliecat.blogspot.com/ and check it out occasionally. When you go to Miz Allie Cat's blog check out her side bar and you will find blogs of other kitties. I didn't know. Do you think Solara will want her own her blog?

AND here is another swap on my mind http://longingforspringswap.blogspot.com/ BUT I haven't joined. Should I add yet? Oh it is so hard when there are such wonderful swaps out there and then there are those on ravelry.

Here is the little miss playing hide and seek in the shower curtain the other day. Here she is in the basket yet again. Can you hear her? She is saying, don't I look pretty and go get the camera mom and take my picture.

1 comment:

Knotty Purl said...

Penny Happy Birthday Welcome to our swap and yes I love Solara!
Hugs - Charity your FEB spoiler.